Sunday, February 2, 2014

"A Road Less Travelled"

2014.08 Cruise

Friends keep asking Lisa and me - "what will be your next big adventure?" It is a fair question; however, when I start to try and explain what it is we will be attempting, I not only find myself getting tongue-tied, but their eyes glazing over.

So, this brief missive will be my best attempt to convey some of our excitement over what we believe will be "the trip of a lifetime," and most definitely a trip down "the road less travelled!"

Upon leaving Kansas City in early August, we will fly to Copenhagen, Denmark. There we will spend a few days catching our collective breaths before boarding a direct flight to Kangerlussauaq, Greenland. (I told you this would get a little confusing, because if you are like me, I had no idea where in the world Kangerlussauaq was located, much less can I even pronounce the word.) Suffice it to say, it is located along the West coast of Greenland, and it is where we will join the beautiful and small expedition vessel, the Silver Explorer. The yellow pins on the map above give you an idea as to some of our stops, but not all. Some of the locations, I could not even find on Google Earth. In general, we will travel west from the coast of Greenland and travel through the fabled Northwest Passage across the northern part of Canada, eventually reaching Nome, Alaska. We will continue west to the northeast coast of Russia, and then drop south as shown until in late October, we finally come home from Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Needless to say, Lisa and I are both quite excited about this unusual trip, and just a little apprehensive. It will be the longest trip we have ever attempted. We are both so fortunate that we have our health for now and the ability to pull this off, and we cannot wait to share our journey with all of you.

We hope that everyone is having a great New Year, and while there will be no blogs until August, there should be a great deal to share then.


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